Prince George’s County BOE Accepts Feasibility Study for High Point High School

As reported by The Washington Post, the Prince George’s County Board of Education has agreed to accept a feasibility study that provides the district guidance on “how to implement a future modernization at High Point High School.

Prince George’s County Council member Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) said the school has a faulty heating system, leaky ceilings and additions that have proven to be problematic.

“I’m not advocating that every 60-year-old building needs to be rebuilt,” she said. But, she said, High Point is unique because its additions have made it difficult for administrators to manage.

There are 80 doors, which makes it difficult keep students in and trespassers out, Lehman said.

For more information, see the full story from The Washington Post.

This spring, the Governor issued an Executive Order requiring the Interagency Committee on School Construction, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Legislative Services to study and make recommendations on public school construction financing.  For more information, see our previous post, State to Study School Construction Funding, or contact Robin Clark, Policy Analyst at the Maryland Association of Counties.